Rehabilitation for Jerry Donahue
1st November 2019
JHS Vintage Reissued Series V58JD Jerry Donahue signature electric guitar, ser. no. M201706254, bearing the autographs of some of the greatest musical artists artists of our generation, including: Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, Mark Knopfler, Tony Iommi, Pete Townshend, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Albert Lee, Jeff Lynne, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Blondie Chaplin, Steve Winwood, Dave Pegg, Richard Thompson, Joe Brown, Andy Fairweather-Lowe, Martin Barre, Al Stewart and Ralph McTell.
Jerry Donahue - born 24th September 1946 in Manhattan, New York, is an American guitarist renown for his work with Fariport Convention, Fotheringay and The Hellecasters, later touring with artists such as Joan Armatrading, Robert Plant, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Chris Rea, Hank Marvin, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys and The Yardbids to name a few. His prolific career has resulted in him becoming one of the worlds most respected guitarist and always wielding a Telecaster inspired guitar has held endorsements from Fender, Peavey, Fret King and JHS Vintage.
On 29th July 2016, Jerry suffered a severe stroke, tragically rendering a diagnosis that he may never be able to play the guitar again. The sale of this guitar is to assist funding for Jerry's rehabilitation with an aim to bring him as far back to his normal self as possible.
Kindly donated by JHS VIntage Guitars, the V58JD guitar has been autographed by some of the greatest and iconic musicians known to our generation, all of whom were delighted to rally round to help the cause. A special thank you goes out to Matt Worley and Tony Kelsey, who have spent hours and put in the miles obtaining the autographs and of course JHS Vintage for donating the guitar and all of the artists involved. A selection of images of some of the artists signing the guitar are available.
The guitar is housed within a hardcase, which has also been signed by further artists, fellow band members of the past, colleagues , friends and those who have been instrumental in making this happen.
For those who wish to donate to Jerry's Sweet Relief fund, they can do so via the following link: https://sweetrelief.org/jerry-donahue-fund/